Not Characteristic of Christian Life

“Whom do we admire these days? Our time loves stories about getting even. It wants a completely evil bad guy to hate and condemn, unimpeded by the complexity such judgmentalism runs into in real life. They want victims that they can identify with, so they can enjoy taking vengeance. Putting people down, mocking their appearance, silencing them with a vicious on-liner –– those things are popular. I’m surprised at how many bumper stickers presume a preexisting combative relationship with the whole world. But those themes and attitudes aren’t characteristic of Christian life.”
–– Frederica Mathewes-Green, Welcome To The Orthodox Church: An Introduction to Eastern Christianity


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